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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul launch Soulfire Teachrock Tour; teachers can attend free

Teachrock FoundationSteve Van Zandt has announced a tour with his band Disciples of Soul in support of teachers, set to touch down in communities where educators are or have been on strike. The tour will also feature a standalone training session for teachers called TeachRock, which Little Steven’s announcement describes as “the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s free, multimedia, K-12 …

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Aretha Franklin leads 2018 Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductees

Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images In an announcement that should surprise no one, Aretha Franklin is set to be inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. The Queen of Soul — who was born in Memphis in 1942, and died last month at the age of 76 — leads this year’s list of inductees, which also …

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Paul McCartney’s summer Abbey Road “Under the Staircase” performance now available on Spotify

Courtesy Sir Paul McCartnmeyThis past summer, Paul McCartney returned to the legendary Abbey Road Studios in the U.K. and gave a performance of Beatles and Wings classics, as well as tracks from his new solo album, Egypt Station. That show has just been released on Spotify. Titled Under the Staircase, the collection captures the energy of the intimate Abbey Road …

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Sting’s joint tour with Shaggy will be an “experimental reggae party”: “We don’t really know what’s gonna happen”

ABC/Paula LoboSting and reggae star Shaggy kick off their joint North American tour Friday night in Jacksonville, FL. Just like Sting’s previous treks with Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, the tour features both artists and their bands sharing the stage and collaborating on each other’s hits, as well as songs from their joint album, 44/876. Shaggy says the tour will …

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Dolly Parton is bringing ‘9 to 5’ to the London stage in new musical

ABC/Lou RoccoDolly Parton will be working around the clock to bring the classic 1980 film 9 to 5 to the stage in a new musical. The show will make its debut in London’s Savoy Theatre for a limited run from Jan. 28 to Aug. 31, 2019. The book is written by the original film’s writer Patricia Resnick, and Parton has …

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Doors guitarist says unreleased mixes included on new “Waiting for the Sun” reissue are “pretty cool”

RhinoThe Doors‘ 50th anniversary reissue campaign continues today with the release of an expanded and remastered edition of their third studio album, Waiting for the Sun. The collection features two CDs and one vinyl LP, with one CD and the vinyl disc boasting a newly remastered stereo mix of the album created by longtime Doors engineer Bruce Botnick, and the …

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Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono take part in NYC “Bed-In” event to promote John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

Courtesy of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Other World ComputingOn Thursday at New York’s City Hall, Yoko Ono, with a little help from her friends Ringo Starr and actor Jeff Bridges, recreated one of the famous “Bed-In” peace protests that she and her late husband John Lennon staged in 1969. The event marked the launch of a …

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Ringo Starr to attend benefit gala honoring Joe Walsh for his work helping support recovery from addiction

Myriam Santos; Scott Robert RichieLongtime Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh and his wife, Marjorie, will be honored by the Facing Addiction with NCADD organization at a private gala held October 8 at Rainbow Room & Bar65 in New York City’s famed Rockefeller Plaza. Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, who is Marjorie Walsh’s sister, are among the celebs who will …

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More R-O-C-K in the USA: John Mellencamp announces 2019 US tour in support of new album, out November 16

Credit: Myrna SuarezJohn Mellencamp will hit the road on a 2019 U.S. tour — dubbed The John Mellencamp Show — that will promote a new studio album titled Other People’s Stuff. The album’s due out this November 16, while the tour, which will visit mainly cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, will kick off February 7 in …

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Expanded 50th anniversary reissue of Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Electric Ladyland” due in November

Experience Hendrix L.L.C./Legacy RecordingsNext month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Electric Ladyland, the Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s third and final studio album. In celebration of the milestone, a deluxe reissue will hit stores on November 9. The box set will feature a remastered stereo version and a new 5.1 surround-sound mix of Electric Ladyland; previously unreleased alternate takes …

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